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CHAMBER NET
Each attendee starts with a 20 second intro to the room, then will network further at their table to make deeper business connections!
*Remember to bring your silent auction donations!*

Wednesday, April 17th | 7:30am-9:00am
Garden Terrace Room | 1000 Wellington Ave. EGV
$7 in advance | $10 walk ins | Future Members: $20

Special thanks to Jarosch Bakery & First Choice Coffee
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Who will you meet? Who can we connect you with? Join us & make new connections over complimentary food & drinks!

Thursday, April 25th | 5pm-7pm
Shaw's Crab House | 1900 E. Higgins Rd. Schaumburg, IL
Members: FREE | Future Members: $25
WINE & BEER FEAT. A SILENT AUCTION!
This year's Wine & Beer tasting featuring a silent auction is mixed with food and tons of fun from local vendors to make this an evening you WON'T forget! This tasting is open to the public so you can meet new people to mix with your current network!
We are STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS! So please let us know if you are able to donate wine, food, fun experiences, gift cards, spa days, money, etc...we appreciate EVERYTHING!

Thurs. May 2 nd|5 pm-8 pm| Belvedere Banquets |1170 E. Devon Ave. EGV

$35/ticket|$300/ten tickets|$40 walkins|Price includes unlimited tastings!
How & Why To Prepare A Business Plan
Presented by Leonard Lacouture, MBA - Financial Planning Associate, Itasca Bank & Trust Co. and Antonino Bondi, CPA, Manager, Porte Brown Accountants & Advisors.
Leonard will provide great information on how to prepare a business plan for your company. Antonino will offer advice on different types of business structures.

Tues. May 7th | 7:30am-9am
Itasca Bank & Trust Business Office
410 W. Irving Park Rd. Itasca, IL.
$10 members | $20 future members


SPONSORED BY:
Elk Grove Mayor's Address

Enjoy lunch and networking before hearing from the Elk Grove Village Mayor, Craig Johnson speak to us about exciting things happening and the state of the village!

Open to the Public!

Thurs. May 9th | 11:30am-1:30pm
Belvedere Banquets
1170 W. Devon Avenue | EGV
$27 in advance | $30 at the door
$35 walk ins

Price includes lunch and speaker.
Please notify staff 72 hours in advance for any dietary restrictions.

April GOA Business Book Club!
Book - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Author - Malcolm Gladwell

Discussion Meeting: Thursday, April 18th
5pm-6:30pm

The Residence at Hamilton Lakes
1133 N. Arlington Heights Road, Itasca, IL.

Email Shirlane@thegoa.com for more information
2019 Business Advocacy Survey - The Results are in...
Last month GOA conducted a survey of our membership regarding their position on key issues affecting business in Illinois. The information gathered from the survey helps us shape our position on issues, as well as set agenda priorities for legislative visits.

We asked members to rank legislative issues in order of highest concern for their business. Almost 50% of respondents rated New/Increased Taxes as their #1 concern. Followed by Healthcare Costs with 24% and Business Regulations with 20%.

More than 80% of respondents were interested in attending Coffee & Conversation with State Legislators, the Annual Legislative Breakfast and a Government Funded Programs for Business seminar. 

Over 50% of members were also interested in hearing from other elected officials including County, Federal, Municipal and Township government.

The GOA Regional Business Association values your opinion and will continue to focus on the issues and opportunities for business growth and success in the region.

Please join us for our next Business Advocacy Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the GOA office to learn more about our advocacy efforts and to share your concerns. 



Look for more information on our Coffee & Contacts program on the June, July & August schedule of events and mark your calendar for the Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, October 11th. 
Happy Anniversary to all of our members who renew each year!
45 YEARS:
DAILY HERALD MEDIA GROUP
35 YEARS:
RENT RITE EQUIPMENT COMPANY
32 YEARS:
HAMILTON PARTNERS
21 YEARS:
AIR-SEA FORWARDERS
20 YEARS:
APPEALING SIGNS
18 YEARS:
ARTHUR J. ROGERS & CO.
17 YEARS:
CLARKE - MOSQUITO CONTROL
12 YEARS:
DASCO INSURANCE
10 YEARS:
CHROMATECH PRINTING INC.
7 YEARS:
WYNDHAM GARDEN HOTEL ELK GROVE VILLAGE/ O'HARE
ALL POINT PROPERTY SERVICES INC.
6 YEARS:
D/C EXPORT & D/C TRANSPORT
ELK GROVE VILLAGE BANK & TRUST
5 YEARS:
METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
5 YEARS:
ELEGANTE CUISINE INC.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE SEWER & PLUMBING, INC
FLEXERA SOFTWARE LLC
4 YEARS:
LEADER MUTUAL FREIGHT SYSTEM CHICAGO INC.
WINDY CITY LIMOUSINE SERVICE
AKINS INTERNATIONAL INC.
NATIONS ROOF OF ILLINOIS
3 YEARS:
EVER CONCORD LOGISTICS
2 YEARS:
NNR GLOBAL LOGISTICS USA, INC.
BLACK DIAMOND PLUMBING & MECHANICAL, INC.
THE RESIDENCES AT HAMILTON LAKES
DANCE IT OFF WITH KIM
LOYAL2COMMUNITY
REPRO GRAPHIC
1 YEAR:
ITCONNECTUS INC.
CHICAGOLAND WATERPROOFING, INC.
PRECISE FLEET TRACKING SOLUTIONS
SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE
New Members in March!
  • AXION RMS
  • ORGANIC VIT
  • TWINPLEX STAMPING
  • VORNE INDUSTRIES, INC.
What's Up With Our Members?
Join the Daily Herald Business Ledger for a Small Business Economic Forum
Breakfast, networking and a panel discussion on issues of importance to small businesses. How to start, stay and succeed in Illinois!

Use Code: GOA to receive $5 off








Eaglewood
Easter Champagne
Brunch
Join our member 
Eaglewood Resort & Spa  for their traditional Easter Egg hunt & champagne brunch on Sunday, April 21st!
Check out the menu & details on the flyer!

RSVP by calling
630.694.5899!





Floor & Decor Pro Premier Free Industry Networking Event
Join our member Floor & Decor for their annual industry networking event on Tuesday, May 8th from 5pm - 8pm

Networking at 5pm
Dinner at 6pm
Raffle to follow

RSVP by phone/text to
224.413.9834